6 Facts About Athletic Bilbao

1. Port of Athletic Bilbao is a first-class commercial port and is among the top five of Spain.

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2. In 2008 and 2010, Athletic Bilbao won the Municipal Transparency Prize, awarded by the Spanish division of Transparency International.

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3. Since then, Athletic Bilbao has experienced an exponential growth in population thanks to industrialisation.

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4. Under the Consulate's control, the port of Athletic Bilbao became one of the most important of the kingdom.

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5. On 19 May 2010, the city of Athletic Bilbao was recognised with the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, awarded by the city state of Singapore, in collaboration with the Swedish Nobel Academy.

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6. In the late 19th century, Athletic Bilbao was a leading industrial town and attracted many migrant workers, including miners from the north-east of England, and shipyard workers from Southampton, Portsmouth and Sunderland.

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